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post #1156 of 1427

I'm really dying wanting to try MA900.  I've heard all the hype... now I WANT to feel it!

 

Is anyone here willing to lend me MDR MA900 for like a week or two? 

I will lend my MDR 7550 in exchange for the same duration above:etysmile:

You guys can check my feedback.

 

 

Also, do Sony MDR MA900 owners here also own MDR 7550 / EX800ST iem?

 

More info on MDR 7550 / EX800ST

http://www.head-fi.org/t/558083/sony-mdr-800st-review

http://www.head-fi.org/t/559335/quick-impression-sony-mdr-7550

http://www.head-fi.org/t/679045/review-sony-mdr-7550

post #1157 of 1427
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

I'm surprised that the F1 got little attention, and almost no respect, when it was available by forum members.    I'm also surprised that the MA900, if it is as good as I think it might be, is also not getting much love.  

 

This thread seems to have lost some steam lately...why?

 

I think it's because the MA900's have been discontinued.

post #1158 of 1427
Discontinued and prices have skyrocketed. For the price they go for, that puts them close to something like the K712 Pro/K702 Anniversary which are considerably better.

The MA900 was stellar at it's under $200 price point. Now... too expensive.
post #1159 of 1427
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Discontinued and prices have skyrocketed. For the price they go for, that puts them close to something like the K712 Pro/K702 Anniversary which are considerably better.

The MA900 was stellar at it's under $200 price point. Now... too expensive.

and I though discontinued stuff should go cheaper :( but oh well~ at least those who bought it when its under $200 get better resell value? 

post #1160 of 1427
I think it's still a great deal at the current price. With proper amping, it can hit pretty low for bass which I thought is outstanding.
post #1161 of 1427
The prices haven't gone that high. They're still a great deal IMO. You can still find them on eBay for around $200-230ish..
Edited by xkonfuzed - 4/18/14 at 5:10am
post #1162 of 1427
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post

I'm really dying wanting to try MA900.  I've heard all the hype... now I WANT to feel it!

Is anyone here willing to lend me MDR MA900 for like a week or two? 
I will lend my MDR 7550 in exchange for the same duration above:etysmile:
You guys can check my feedback.


Also, do Sony MDR MA900 owners here also own MDR 7550 / EX800ST iem?

More info on MDR 7550 / EX800ST
http://www.head-fi.org/t/558083/sony-mdr-800st-review
http://www.head-fi.org/t/559335/quick-impression-sony-mdr-7550
http://www.head-fi.org/t/679045/review-sony-mdr-7550

I'll PM you as well, but if you pay the shipping I could send them out around May 6th for you to try. I spend a lot of time traveling for work and they sadly do not travel with me.
post #1163 of 1427

Damn tempting to put up for sale on here and the Canadian site as they must be pretty rare in Canada. I could put the money towards my 400i fund. But I just can't give them up. I would give up my DT990/600 and MadDog before I give up my Sonys.

post #1164 of 1427

I just got a pair...

 

 

...not bad at all, but not quite as good as the MDR-F1. 

post #1165 of 1427
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

I just got a pair...

 

 

...not bad at all, but not quite as good as the MDR-F1. 


Always wondered how those two would compare. Any more specifics?

post #1166 of 1427
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 


Always wondered how those two would compare. Any more specifics?

 

I've had them for three hours now...and I've been switching back and forth between the two.

 

In a nutshell, everything about the F1 is just a little better, starting with with build quality and materials used.  The F1 feels more solid, and it gives me the the impression that it will last longer.  The cable is a little thicker and the plug is much heftier.  

 

The F1 has less mid-bass and more sub-bass.  The highs are a little rolled off on the MA900, compared to the F1, and I can sometimes hear a little sibilance with the newer Sony.   The sound stage is much wider on the F1 (much wider)  --  music sounds more open and realistic.  It really gives you the impression that you are listening to speakers.   Finally, the F1 weighs less and it is more comfortable. 

 

The MA900 is good, but the F1 is great.

post #1167 of 1427
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

I've had them for three hours now...and I've been switching back and forth between the two.

 

In a nutshell, everything about the F1 is just a little better, starting with with build quality and materials used.  The F1 feels more solid, and it gives me the the impression that it will last longer.  The cable is a little thicker and the plug is much heftier.  

 

The F1 has less mid-bass and more sub-bass.  The highs are a little rolled off on the MA900, compared to the F1, and I can sometimes hear a little sibilance with the newer Sony.   The sound stage is much wider on the F1 (much wider)  --  music sounds more open and realistic.  It really gives you the impression that you are listening to speakers.   Finally, the F1 weighs less and it is more comfortable. 

 

The MA900 is good, but the F1 is great.


Too bad Sony stopped making them...

post #1168 of 1427
You just got them and are already doing A/B comparisons? As with any and every headphone, you should be giving them undivided attention for the first few days to a WEEK before you start comparing. you haven't given your ears any time to adjust to their sound.

I've heard they don't have the same sound signature at all, which is another reason why A/B comparison is going to be quite lopsided.

But anyways... I've heard the opposite, the MA900 being the more realistic and organic of the two, etc.
post #1169 of 1427
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Originally Posted by elvergun View Post

 

I've had them for three hours now...and I've been switching back and forth between the two.

 

In a nutshell, everything about the F1 is just a little better, starting with with build quality and materials used.  The F1 feels more solid, and it gives me the the impression that it will last longer.  The cable is a little thicker and the plug is much heftier.  

 

The F1 has less mid-bass and more sub-bass.  The highs are a little rolled off on the MA900, compared to the F1, and I can sometimes hear a little sibilance with the newer Sony.   The sound stage is much wider on the F1 (much wider)  --  music sounds more open and realistic.  It really gives you the impression that you are listening to speakers.   Finally, the F1 weighs less and it is more comfortable. 

 

The MA900 is good, but the F1 is great.

 

I'll have to disagree. 

 

Another member posted this awhile back and I completely agree with him.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amarphael View Post
 

You can argue that MA900 is more technically advanced version of F1, It's more dynamic, cleaner and detailed, no question about it. If you're into modern beat-based music than it will suit you far better.  But for acoustic instrumental and vocal-dominated music i'd say the F1 nails the tonality and aocustic ambiance just somewhat better, despite being slower and with more fuzz/grain in it.

 

I also found the MA900 a tad more comfortable than the F1. Slightly better ergonomics, but the F1 had better materials.

post #1170 of 1427
Quote:
Originally Posted by elvergun View Post
 

 

I've had them for three hours now...and I've been switching back and forth between the two.

 

In a nutshell, everything about the F1 is just a little better, starting with with build quality and materials used.  The F1 feels more solid, and it gives me the the impression that it will last longer.  The cable is a little thicker and the plug is much heftier.  

 

The F1 has less mid-bass and more sub-bass.  The highs are a little rolled off on the MA900, compared to the F1, and I can sometimes hear a little sibilance with the newer Sony.   The sound stage is much wider on the F1 (much wider)  --  music sounds more open and realistic.  It really gives you the impression that you are listening to speakers.   Finally, the F1 weighs less and it is more comfortable. 

 

The MA900 is good, but the F1 is great.

 

 

This may be apples & oranges but how does MA900 sound  actually compare to MDR 7550?

 

Judging from your impressions it seems that MA900 is like the 7550 in open can form.

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